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The text and the book

September 25th, 2010

I’ve been living with the text of Zombie Economics for a long time and the cover art came out a while back. But now I finally have my hands on a physical copy of the book, and it’s surprising what a difference the real object makes. My immediate reaction was to open it with dread, sure that some terrible error would jump out at me, but that didn’t happen (no doubt the reviewers will find them, but that’s their job).

With that out of the road, I’ve been filled with irrational confidence. “Surely”, I think, “even the most jaded traveller, passing this book on the airport bookstall, will feel impelled to buy it”. No doubt, this optimistic glow won’t survive the arrival of actual sales figures, but I’m enjoying it while it lasts.

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  1. Martin
    September 25th, 2010 at 13:28 | #1

    Let me know when your book tour comes to Hong Kong.

  2. Steve Bloom
    September 25th, 2010 at 16:23 | #2

    It will be huge. Zombies are very, very popular just now. 🙂

  3. Donald Oats
    September 25th, 2010 at 17:10 | #3

    As something of a fan of comic illustrations, I give Dimitri’s efforts a lot of gold stars. It feels exactly right, given that we blog-lurkers have been privvy to the book’s text in its rawest form.

  4. john
    September 25th, 2010 at 19:40 | #4

    When is the Brisbane releases?

  5. Peter Evans
    September 26th, 2010 at 08:52 | #5

    I’ve ordered my copy. Looking forward to it – sort of a backgrounder to reading “Deer Hunting with Jesus”, which is a damn good book.

  6. Chris Warren
    September 26th, 2010 at 10:18 | #6

    Can the book be summarised into two words:

    “Regulate capitalism”?

  7. wilful
    September 27th, 2010 at 10:52 | #7

    How many ‘popular’, i.e. non-academic audience, books have you written, Prof?

  8. Adrienne
    September 28th, 2010 at 10:42 | #8

    Well, if it needs a boost you could always add “now with free voodoo doll “

  9. Arch
    October 1st, 2010 at 03:20 | #9
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